Joe Schmo 2 producer says he regrets “let[ting] Tim get a little too into Piper.”

Joe Schmo 2 producer says he regrets “let[ting] Tim get a little too into Piper.”
Joe Schmo 2 executive producer Rhett Reese writes on the show’s blog that he has regrets about the series, and identifies “two key missteps.” The first is that “we let Tim get a little too into Piper. … Tim ended up forming a bigger crush on Piper than I was comfortable with. In our defense, we kept asking Tim in his morning interview if he were falling in love with Piper, and he kept pooh-poohing the idea. So, to hear Tim tell it, he wasn’t overly smitten.” Tim was a little pissed, telling Zap2it.com, “I sort of felt deceived a little bit, having now to [learn the cast’s real names]—you’re like, ‘Oh. Who are you?’” But he adds, “They were just acting. They were doing their jobs. I can’t condemn them for doing their jobs. So at first I was pissed, but eh, who cares? If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?” Reese’s other misstep was less severe; he writes, “I would have pushed the comedy a little further, particularly during Ralph’s confusing falcon twist speech when he talked about all the possible choices available to Piper and Austin.” He also blogs about the possibility of a third season of the show: “I don’t know if there will be a Joe Schmo 3 (or a Joe Schmo 2 DVD), but I will definitely come clean once I know anything concrete.”

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